Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities
With our history as a catering college, our qualifications could give you the edge you need to start a successful career in this challenging industry.
You will study in our professional kitchens and gain work experience in our on-site commercial hotel and restaurant, benefitting from tuition and guidance from some of Kent’s leading chefs and hospitality experts.
Our students learn in industry-standard kitchens, fully equipped with commercial catering equipment. Learners have further opportunities to train in the working kitchens within The Yarrow hotel, a four-star hotel open to the public. This unique style of learning, with work experience on their doorstep, gives our students a real competitive edge when entering the industry.
Careers in this industry include:
Example: Catering and bar managers
Across the UK the workforce is projected to contract by -16% over the period to 2027, losing -12,291 jobs. In the same period, 62% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 47,415 job openings.
Catering and bar managers plan, direct and co-ordinate the catering and bar facilities and services of licensed premises, factories, shops, theatres, educational premises and other establishments. They also manage outside catering businesses and shops selling food cooked on the premises.
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Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.
You will apply for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.
Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progress and succeed at College.
Please see our Group entry requirements
Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway
We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.
At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.
If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:
Royal Butler Dinners
You will have the opportunity to work alongside the Exclusive Butler School trainers at their prestigious Royal Butler Dinner, cooking extravagant meals for the paying public. This event is held three times per year and gives the general public the experience of being a guest at venues such as a Royal Palace or Embassy.
Take part in local and national competitions
You will have the opportunity to compete in local and national cookery skills competitions such as the Kent Young Cooks and KFE Skills competitions.